I’m currently giving away five of Benefit’s b.right! It’s Potent! eye cream and I noted in that post that I was somewhat of a connoisseur of eye-specific skincare products. When I say connoisseur, I mean heavy user. Especially since giving birth to my first child almost 16 years ago.
And there is no coincidence in a week when I turned another year older, that my
addiction to use of these products has escalated. No eye wrinkle is left unturned in my eternal quest to keep this area of my face hydrated and smooth.
Have I stumbled across the Holy Grail of eye products? No. To be honest, I don’t think there is one single cream, lotion or potion that can make this area totally smooth and youthful again.
But … and it’s an important but. Consistent application of a quality skincare product in this area will lessen the chance of fine lines, dark circles and puffiness. Some will have impact immediately. The key is consistency.
You will hear in many beauty circles that a separate eye cream is not needed. That it’s ok to use your regular face moisturiser.
Perhaps this may be the case in your teens and 20s but, from personal experience, once you hit the big 3-0 (and beyond), it’s time to get a little bit more serious about your skincare. And it’s my belief that a cream, serum or mask which is designed specifically for the eye area is a must.
I tend to apply my eye creams day and night but I’ve been told by some beauticians that a night time application can be counter productive as you’re lying down and the blood will pool in the area around the eyes. I think it works best to experiment to work out what’s best for you and your eyes.
Mine are best when they get that hit of hydration after cleansing – twice a day. I dab on (with the exception of the Rodial Glamoxy product below) with my little finger then gently press into the skin.
I’ve had great success with Sodashi Eye Mask, Twenty8 Firming Eye and Lip Cream and Prevage Eye Anti-Aging Moisturising Treatment. Each offered a different formulation for tackling this area of the face.
And in the past month, I’ve been trialling* three eye products that I’m giving my seal of approval. They may not suit you but in my books, they’re all worth a try.
1. Endota Green Tea & Pea eye cream 15ml $40
This one tackles the three things you want an eye cream to tackle – fine lines, puffiness and dark circles. The pea extract works to stimulate oxygen while the green tea is a powerful antioxidant protecting the skin from further weakening. Aloe Vera water provides easily absorbed instant hydration. Chamomile has been included for soothing and grape seed for strengthening.
2. Rodial Glamoxy Snake Serum pen 6ml $95
This is the third in the Rodial Glamoxy range to be released in Australia – and I suspect it will be as popular as the full-size Glamoxy Snake Serum and the Snake Mask. The pen is the best-selling original formula, delivered in a new, more portable way. You pump the serum into the end of the tube for delivery via 3-D roller balls on targeted areas (the roller ball application is very similar to the Olay Regenerist Anti-Aging Eye Roller). The formula works thanks to its active ingredients – peptides, an oxygen carrier for achieving that glow and proturon for intense hydration. Available at Myer
3. The Jojoba Company Cucumber + Guava Firming Eye Balm 25ml $46.95
This is a 96% natural formulation that includes a combo of cucumber, guava, aloe vera, jojoba and gotukola to soothe and reduced the appearance of fine lines on the skin around the eyes. It works on bringing down puffiness and darkness too. A really small amount does go a long way so don’t be overly trigger happy with the pump.
*These products were sent to me for trial and review consideration under my Disclosure Policy
Do you have a favourite eye-specific skincare product? How does it work for you?